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20 Bible Verses about Anticipation
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Now, bring me a musician.”While the musician played, the Lord’s hand came on Elisha. Then he said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Dig ditch after ditch in this wadi.’ For the Lord says, ‘You will not see wind or rain, but the wadi will be filled with water, and you will drink—you and your cattle and your animals.’
Delayed hope makes the heart sick,
but fulfilled desire is a tree of life.
“Son of man, prophesy and say: This is what the Lord God says:Wail: Woe for the day! For a day is near;
a day belonging to the Lord is near.
It will be a day of clouds,
a time of doom for the nations.
But I will look to the Lord;
I will wait for the God of my salvation.
My God will hear me.
There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking forward to Israel’s consolation, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he saw the Lord’s Messiah. Guided by the Spirit, he entered the temple complex. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform for Him what was customary under the law, read more.
Simeon took Him up in his arms, praised God, and said: Now, Master,
You can dismiss Your slave in peace,
as You promised. For my eyes have seen Your salvation. You have prepared it
in the presence of all peoples— a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and glory to Your people Israel.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us.
But as it is written:What eye did not see and ear did not hear,
and what never entered the human mind—
God prepared this for those who love Him. Now God has revealed these things to us by the Spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.
Just as Abraham believed God,and it was credited to him for righteousness, then understand that those who have faith are Abraham’s sons. Now the Scripture saw in advance that God would justify the Gentiles by faith and told the good news ahead of time to Abraham, saying, All the nations will be blessed through you.read more.
So those who have faith are blessed with Abraham, who had faith.
These all died in faith without having received the promises, but they saw them from a distance, greeted them, and confessed that they were foreigners and temporary residents on the earth. Now those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they were thinking about where they came from, they would have had an opportunity to return. read more.
But they now desire a better place—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.
Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without doubting. For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, uncorrupted, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.